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Storage Management Fundamentals

Intended for beginning z/OS storage administrators and individuals such as applications and operations who need to understand issues associated with storage management.

GK# 0547 Vendor# SS06G

Course Overview


In this course, you will be introduced the System-managed, Data Facility Storage Management Subsystem (DFSMS) environment where the dataset lifecycle is managed by predefined policy as required by service level agreements. You will learn about the components of the DFSMS architecture and how to build one using the Interactive Storage Management Facility (ISMF). ISMF is the storage manager's interface to that’s used for building and maintaining the managed environment. You will learn how to develop and implement storage management strategies in z/OS as well as how to perform storage management tasks such as managing media, managing data, managing space, and managing availability.


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What You'll Learn

  • Significance of system managed storage and automation of the data set lifecycle 
  • Specify the function and structure of the Volume Table Of Contents (VTOC), the VTOC index, and the catalog in relation to monitoring the location and the current status of a data set 
  • Use ICKDSF to perform media management for volume preparation, surface analysis, and error handling 
  • Techniques available to resolve common space management problems 
  • Options to ensure data availability and recoverability 
  • Use ISMF options such as sorting, filtering, and commands, to analyze data and volume attributes 
  • Advise users to effectively and efficiently use external storage based on data set use and characteristics 
  • Storage management functions that can be performed automatically in a DFSMS environment


  • Have completed Introduction to Data Storage Subsystems for z/OS (ILO) (SK050) or 
    • An Introduction to Data Storage Subsystems for z/OS (SS050) or 
  • Have fundamental knowledge of data storage devices

Who Should Attend

  • Beginning z/OS storage administrators and would benefit people such as applications and operations who need to understand issues associated with storage management


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